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THE worst food tv commercial ever....


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Ok, this one is obscure and quite old. In fact I don't even recall the name of the business in the commercial. If you have a squeamish stomach, you might want to skip this post.

The ad was for a oil change chain (believe it or not) and the message of the ad was something about the unexpected is not a good thing. A guy gets up out of bed in the middle of the night and stumbles to his fridge. He grabs a carton of milk and raises it to his mouth. The view cuts to the inside of the carton showing the chunky funky contents (bad bad milk) of the carton rushing into the guys mouth, next cut is the dude's face with a very distressed look on his face. It was a 15 second commercial at most. To this day I will not drink any liquid sight unseen out of a carton because of that commercial. I have to pour it into a cup first just in case. Heh, maybe a bit of cross post to the food neuroses thread. But that commercial messed me up on milk cartons.

Oh, and I hate the BK3000 commericials. "He's really good with his hands"???!!!! That some weird double entendre right there.

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  • 3 weeks later...

OMG - the disgusting, revolting Coke Zero commercials with the tongues and eyeball??? They are on youtube if you haven't seen them - just search Coke Zero tongue. The tongues are very realistic and have these nasty little elephant-like feet. They are so horrible that when I was describing them to my co-workers, I literally got a cold chill. And the one where the finger has the eyeball pull it's finger and then farts <shiver>. Creepiest commercials ever!

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Honorable mention goes to the Wendy's commercials w/ the guys wearing the Wendy flip up red wig.
I read that this campaign was short-lived. It tested poorly, confused people and sales declined. Bye bye ad account!

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Honorable mention goes to the Wendy's commercials w/ the guys wearing the Wendy flip up red wig.
I read that this campaign was short-lived. It tested poorly, confused people and sales declined. Bye bye ad account!

The new campaign has a talking Wendy and is geared more towards women. Quite a contrast to the previous red-wigged men spots which were clearly aimed at bringing men/teen males into the restaurant.

 

“Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'

Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”

– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”

 

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Honorable mention goes to the Wendy's commercials w/ the guys wearing the Wendy flip up red wig.
I read that this campaign was short-lived. It tested poorly, confused people and sales declined. Bye bye ad account!

I wish this sort of reaction would happen more often. Usually they just let them run through whatever buy they have for TV -- quisno's for example. Maybe it's a matter of having shorter contracts.

Another I should have mentioned when I reopened the thread was the coke zero commercials with the two idiots harrassing the "innocent" professional lured in for a meeting (disclosure: I drink 900 diet cokes a day. That many coke zeros gives me a belly ache. They'll have my dollar forever for the DC's but they still piss me off with these dumb ass commercials). But this stupid pretend hidden camera shit, and the pretend guerilla film making has got to go. These people in the Ad agencies making 6 figures coming up with this lame shit have got to go as well.

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In a class by itself is a 1950s commercial for Super Anahist Cough Syrup, which ended with a nauseating little boy with the syrup around his mouth, pushing his face into the camera and shouting "And it's good enough to eat on ice cream."

Even the sponsor didn't let it run for more than a week. They substituted one where the little bastard said "Super Anahist Cough Syrup tastes as good as the syrup you eat on ice cream," but I definitely remember the original.

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I do wish the producers of those creepy Burger King commercials would just cut to the chase and let Eli Roth of "Hostel" fame direct the next couple of installments.

That big headed guy haunts my darkest dreams.

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I've noted in the most recent dumbass Pizza Hut pasta commercial ... The caption says "real people on hidden camera" which establishes that these ACTORS are in fact genuine humans and are not androids, because they are "real people" and that the cameras are not in plain view while they act out their delight.

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ANY - and I mean ANY and EVERY - commercial that has food smeared across the actor's, or the kid's, - face/ mouth/ clothing.

God it is so disgusting. Especially with the kids commercials. I guess it's supposed to be cute or whatever. . . .

< OK I own a little OCD as to cleanliness, clutter, etc.,>.

It actually REALLY pisses me off . . . .

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Instead of starting a new topic I thought I'd add to this one...

What's with made-up words in fast food commercials? It started with Taco Bell hyping their breakfast burritos with "fluffy eggs and melty cheese". :blink:

Now I would hope they would be using "fluffy eggs" but since when is "melty cheese" an ingredient?

As if that wasn't bad enough, Jack in the Box and now Subway have used the same exact wording "melty cheese" in their lastest television commercials. :angry:

Is this bad writing or just another of the Culinary Signs of the Apocalypse: 2011?

 

“Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'

Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”

– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”

 

Tim Oliver

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I don't watch commercials -- except during NFL games. So all I ever see is Cialis and beer commercials. I guess I fall in with the "drunk, impotent" demographic. :sad:

The rest of the programs are recorded by my computer. The commercials are automatically stripped out (with surprising accuracy). So I watch a one-hour show in 40 minutes. Seeing as there are about six hours of shows I watch per week, this method of watching TV saves me 2 hours for other things. I'm sure it also helps me keep my fragile grip on sanity.

I think I paid $100 for the TV tuner card for my computer. The TV software comes with Windows. Two free add-ons handle the commercial skipping.

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At least as far as 20 years ago, "melty cheese" was a (branded?) food product in Japan. I only found this out in my capacity as my aunt's au pair in Brussels. She decided I didn't know about food at all, because I couldn't translate "melty cheese" into French for her, and produce this particular variety. ("A cheese that melts well" did not produce the result she wanted.)

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